- Mrs. Bunny
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: July 2009 - Everal Barn, Westerville
Back in December, I had a week of vacation to burn. I didn’t have anywhere to go or anything to do… except work on wedding plans.
I spent an entire day at a coffee shop creating these:
This is the back of our Save the Date card! The goal was for it to have the look of a handwritten vintage postcard. What do you think? I’ll show you the front of them in another post.
I spent several hours working the backs up in the trial version of Adobe InDesign that I downloaded.
I learned how to use InDesign in college — first for the school newspaper, of which I was the editor, then in a graphic design course I took during my final semester. Let me just say that taking that course, which was not required for my journalism major, was one of the best decisions I ever made, in spite of the fact that I took ridiculous amounts of time to complete every project. I just couldn’t let it go until I figured out how to make something look exactly how I envisioned it in my head!
In my opinion, Adobe software is the best out there for creating professional-looking projects. Unfortunately, it’s not cheap. Not even close. A single copy of InDesign costs $699. Photoshop, which is everyone’s go-to program for image editing, costs the same. On the upside, you can download 30-day trial versions of those programs for free here.
That just means that your designing has to be done on a deadline, which is not so hard for me. I’m a reporter. Deadlines are my life! But it could be hard if you are not familiar with the software.
That said, if you’re a quick learner and you’re already familiar with a program like Microsoft Publisher, you should be able to pick it up. If you know what you’re looking for, the help feature will give you step-by-step instructions on how to do almost anything.
(To check out the original post, click here.)